The Tennessee Board of Regents has named Shanna L. Jackson as the next president of Nashville State Community College. Dr. Jackson will begin her duties as president on June 1.
Nashville State Community College enrolls nearly 9,000 students. African Americans make up 29 percent of the student body, according to the latest data filed with the U.S. Department of Education.
Dr. Jackson has been serving since 2016 as associate vice president at the Williamson campus of Columbia State Community College, which is headquartered in Franklin Tennessee. From 2010 to 2016, she was dean of extended services at the Williamson campus. From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Jackson was executive assistant to the president at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee.
Dr. Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in management from Florida A&M University. She earned a doctorate in higher education administration and supervision at Tennessee State University.